In 1953 a man wrote a play about waiting.
In 1988 he sued five women for trying to perform it.
In 2001 Madonna released What It Feels Like for a Girl.
It’s 2023 and we’re still waiting.
Since Samuel Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot, he and his estate have notoriously challenged – often legally – non-male companies that wish to perform it. A whip-smart interrogation of gender, authorial copyright and the cultural significance of Madonna’s 1989 album Like a Prayer, Silent Faces return with their trademark style of playful, political, physical theatre.
Featured in The Guardian’s 20 theatre, comedy and dance shows you shouldn’t miss at Edinburgh fringe 2022.
As heard on The Guilty Feminist podcast and Radio 4’s Roleplay
Trigger warnings: flashing lights, sudden loud noises, partial nudity and mild strong language.
Post show talk: Thursday 15th June with Mich Sanderson
Captioned performance: Fri 16 Jun, 19:45
“Extremely clever, amusing and provocative”
★★★★ — The Guardian
★★★★ — The Stage
★★★★ — The Scotsman
★★★★★ — ReviewsHub
Godot is a Woman: Post-show discussion and Q&A
Providing vital representation for women and the LGBTQIA+ community, Godot is a Woman platforms female and trans people on stage, in a time when female and trans bodies and identities are heavily politicised.
With Silent Faces’ Jack Wakely (they/them), Cordelia Stevenson (she/her) and Josie Underwood (she/her) – joined where possible by invited guests and experts in gender studies – this post-show discussion will provide a safe space for Q+A to discuss and reflect on Silent Faces’ practice, collaborative making process and the themes explored within the show.
Silent Faces are committed to accessibility and safeguarding. Attendees will be invited to submit their questions digitally via an online platform in the 10-minute break between the show and Q&A.
Audio Introduction for blind and partially sighted audiences by Audio Description Association
Part of the Audio Description Association’s nationwide pilot scheme, these specially curated audio intro notes for Godot is a Woman are provided as an alternative for when full audio description is not available. The audio intro is provided free of charge via Youtube and aims to improve accessibility for blind & partially sighted audiences. Please note that, as Godot is a Woman has frequent periods without dialogue, some of the action is pre-described here, which inevitably includes spoilers!
Please head to the following link to access the Audio Introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKUMGyRS-4g&t=253s
Further information on the ADA can be found here: www.audiodescription.co.uk